Strings N'Things

RVHS Orchestra Newsletter August 23, 2023


Below are a few Highlights

  • Atlanta Trip Information and Registration
    Deadline to Register Sept. 1
  • Ordering your Uniform

    Students are required to purchase the following uniform for all formal concert performances. Uniform fitting is done at the first parent meeting in August. Students can order on their own OR order with the school which will include a group discount. Orders will be placed by August 30.

  • Region Orchestra Auditions and Registration
    Deadline to Register for Region Orchestra is August 30th.

  • Fundraiser Kick Off (See Below)
    We need 10-15 emails of friends or family that would help us reach our goal. This Fundraiser will help cover the cost of the Orchestra fees, Uniforms, Atlanta trip and More.

  • Calendar of Events

Class Materials & Syllabus

Google Classroom Link

If you do not have access to your child's google orchestra classroom please email Mr. Pagal for the links and class codes.

Online Fundraiser Fall 2023

Ridge View High School Orchestra is beginning our fundraiser for our 2023 orchestra program. Our mission is to provide a positive and nurturing environment where all students can develop their musical and technical skills through teamwork, discipline, concentration, and personal achievement — our students have participated in regional and all-state orchestras, and have received top scores in solo and ensemble contests as well as large group performance assessments.

The money we raise will offset costs for the $75 required orchestra fee and will provide orchestra camps, guest clinicians, equipment, concert programs, online student subscriptions, student scholarships, and more. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've missed out on much-needed fundraising opportunities, so your support matters now more than ever!

Our launch date is Thursday, August 24, 2023. All we need is to have students sign up and provide emails to help launch this fundraiser drive. Adding potential donors is what drives donations. Students should aim to submit at least 10-15 potential donors. Please visit

Region Orchestra Auditions

Region Orchestra is a wonderful opportunity for students to perform with the finest student musicians in the midlands of South Carolina and to perform under the direction of a nationally/internationally renowned conductor. Colleges look for student accomplishments such as acceptance into these prestigious orchestras, and these events also give students a chance to meet and make new friends around the region/state with similar interests. The Midlands Region Orchestra is a two-day orchestra event for the strongest string players in Richland, Lexington, and Aiken counties. Students who participate in the Region Orchestra may audition for the South Carolina All-State Orchestra, drawing from the most talented players in the entire state.
WHEN: Region Auditions are Saturday, Oct. 7 All-DAY. at Irmo Middle School. If you have a special time request due to SAT, Competition, etc. please contact Mr. Pagal a.s.a.p. to send in a request.

Tutor: Individual help on region music is available most days after school. Please contact Mr. Pagal at least 24 hours to schedule individual tutoring sessions.

MUSIC: Click on your grade level and instrument.

REGISTER: Registration cost is $10.00 Students will need to register by Friday, September 1st if you are interested. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Online Tools to help you Play

Mr. Phillip Pagal

Ridge View High School

Orchestra Director

Lead HS Orchestra Teacher